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Belarus Tries To Force Olympian Back Home, US Says “Can’t Be Tolerated”

Belarus Tries To Force Olympian Back Home, US Says “Can’t Be Tolerated”

Can't Be Tolerated: US On Belarus's Attempt To Force Olympian To Return Home

Antony Blinken: Such actions violate the Olympic spirit, and are an affront to fundamental rights

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken blasted Belarus’ try to ship residence a sprinter from the Tokyo Olympics towards her needs as insupportable “transnational repression”.

President Alexander Lukashenko’s “regime sought to commit one other act of transnational repression: trying to drive Olympian Krystsyna Tsimanouskaya to depart merely for exercising free speech”, Blinken wrote on Twitter late on Monday.

“Such actions violate the Olympic spirit, are an affront to fundamental rights, and can’t be tolerated.”

Tsimanouskaya, who sought refuge within the Polish embassy on Monday after refusing her group’s orders to fly residence, will journey to Poland on Wednesday, a bunch of her supporters mentioned. Warsaw has provided her a humanitarian visa.

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